Charlie, the lucky Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who calls Crystal and Hugh Hefner mom and pop, has full run of the Playboy Mansion -- even on party nights. I recently spoke with Crystal about her beloved Charlie, her lifelong love of...Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Why the Periphery Is Crumbling: The Spoils System Is Cracking Instability starts on the periphery and moves into the core. While it is clear that the instability in periphery nationsShow More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Ukraine: A Deep State Analysis Some preliminary thoughts on a complex situation. It doesn't take any special insight into the situation in Ukraine to conclude that no one narrative illuminates all the dynamics. Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly the Democratic frontrunner, a point Charles Krauthammer conceded on the Hugh Hewitt show Tuesday, but if any...
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds We Can Be Certain of This Just as the addict feels "I can't live any other way," so we continue clinging to a way of living that is equally self-destructive because we too see no other way to live. Show More Summary
“If at my convenience I might break them (laws), what would be their worth?” — Charlotte Bronte, “Jane Eyre” We’ve come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, “…the Constitution is what the judges say it...Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds The Recent "New High" in Stocks Is as Bogus as the Unemployment Rate This is what happens when the Status Quo is incapable of reforming itself or recognizing reality: propaganda and bogus statistics are substituted for actual solutions. Show More Summary
Now we can all see that the economy is changing and in many cases for good. Charles Hugh Smith posting at Zero Hedge explains that retail shopping malls are an endangered species. We have all seen the many empty store fronts in the malls. Dead Mall Syndrome: The Self-Reinforcing Death Spiral of Retail Retail CRE is [...]
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Dead Mall Syndrome: The Self-Reinforcing Death Spiral of Retail Retail CRE is highly leveraged and loaded with staggering amounts of debt that rests on leases that are only as good as the retailers' profit-loss statements and solvency. Show More Summary
On Hugh Hewitt's Monday radio show, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered a very grim view of the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration. Partial transcript as follows, courtesy of the Hugh Hewitt Show:...Show More Summary
A new photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past (special thanks to forum user GuestStar2004) has found its way online and it features Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Michael Fassbender's Magneto, James McAvoy's Charles Xavier, and the first look at Evan Peters as Quicksilver. Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds D o We Even Need a Banking Sector? Not Any More An automated banking utility has no need for parasitic bankers or politicos or indeed, a central bank. Do we need a banking sector dominated...Show More Summary
Writers: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti Artists: Charles Adlard, Art Baltazar, Becky Cloonan, Darwyn Cooke, Tony S. Daniel, Sam Kieth, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Stephane Roux, Tradd Moore, Chad Hardin, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Jeremy Roberts, Walter Simonson Publisher: DC Comics? Release Date: November 20, 2013...
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joined conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday where he was asked for his preliminary take on the 2016 presidential field. Krauthammer ran though the strengths and weaknesses of the most likely GOP candidates and observed that every possible contender could beat Hillary Clinton. “Hillary’s a paper tiger,” he declared.
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Unaffordable Recreation And The Ratchet Effect What has caused the cost of recreational activities to rise far faster than wages or official inflation? There is not one cause but many. Show More Summary
Charles Krauthammer reacted to Kathleen Sebelius' testimony before Congress today on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, calling it a "pathetic, horrible, mortifying performance" so colossally bad he almost felt sorry for her.
Marilyn Manson has made a career out of, to quote every mom in 1997, “shocking decisions,” some of which have paid off better than others: the name change, from Brian Hugh Warner to one-half Marilyn Monroe, one-half Charles Manson; the...Show More Summary
Which comes first, Dow 20,000 or Dow 5,000... and when? Via Gordon T. Long, DOW 20,000? with Special Guest LANCE ROBERTS Principal of STA Wealth Management & Charles Hugh Smith & Gordon T Long 20 Minutes, 25 Slides In Part I of thisShow More Summary
Submited by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds The Poverty Of Our Political Theater Of The Absurd The public sphere has been effectively stripped of everything but corny, irritatingly hammy political theater. All we have left in the U.S. Show More Summary
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Have We Reached Peak Entitlements? There is no way an economy that grows by 75% every 25 years can fund entitlement programs expanding by 500% or more over the same time period. One aspect...Show More Summary